Saturday, December 31, 2011


All of us ladies here at Serenity Scrappers are going on a field trip to Hobby Lobby. One opened up in New Hampshire, which is about an hour or so from here in Boston, Ma. Woo hoo. This will be our first to a Hobby Lobby...we are locked and loaded and in shopping mode! We'll have to show you guys our fantabulous hauls when we return! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU AND I WISH YOU AND YOURS THE BEST OF HEALTH, HAPPINESS AND SCRAPPINESS IN THE COMING YEAR!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Good morning everyone!!  Can you believe tomorrow is New Years Eve?  So crazy another year gone!!  I thought what better way to ring in the new year than with a baby card!  My cousin's wife is expecting and due in February,obviously they are having girl and her name is Ava.  I cute the little onesie from Stork's Delivery (Creative Memory cartridge).    Swiss dots folder for the back ground paper, I inked that up.  Ribbon from my stash. The name Ava is also cut from the Stork cartridge.

The thank you card is for a woman that I work with that made me two huge trays of delicious cookies, so yummy!!!  I cut the gift card holder from Tags, Boxes and and More, pg 112 cut at 8"  The thank you stamp is from StampingUP!, Alphabet soup and the Thanks a bunch in the corner is from My Creative Time, Many greetings set.  The white flower is from StampinUP! as well.

A Happy Healthy New Year to Everyone!!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


This is just a fantastic tree that my daughter Amanda made. Omgosh. How we got here is quite a story.

I had orginally wanted to make these ornament trees I had seen. I shared the idea with our friend Susan. Now SHE wanted to make them. Sooo.. both of us were out in two different directions all day trying to find the ornaments we needed and store after store, text after text.. we failed miserably. We finally met up to try and put one together at my house with the supplies we both got. We were ON a mission.. let's just say...EPIC fail.. LOL . sooo.. meanwhile, Amanda's on the computer looking up crafts and she comes across this ribbon tree idea. Well.. we get so excited off we went to Micheals to get all the materials. I failed miserably and I need to make a few revisions.. LOL. So I will show you mine when I finish.. But, I had to show hers off.. she did a GREAT JOB!

Sunday, December 25, 2011


Merry Christmas Everyone! I'm sitting here alone in my living room. It's so dang quiet. I kind of smiled and laughed to myself a second ago, and wondered how my kids got so big. It feels like it wasn't too long ago that by now they would have tore into every wrapped gift under the tree! Now at 17 and 19 they are happy to be able to sleep in and have a day off from school and work.

I miss seeing the half eaten tray of cookies and milk that Santa ate and the pitter patter of Santa feety pajamas racing down the stairs, but, I do like this quiet too...aaaahaaa! I'm imagining all the neighbors kids screeching with delight as they tear, rip and possibly cut their way into the treasures Santa left them. The light up toys, trucks, fancy dolls and their amazing smiles that light up the room!

I'll get that soon, but it will be different now. My two will probably take showers before they decend, in fear that I will have the camera waiting for them down here. And goodness knows, we can't have bed head and mis matched pj's in any layouts mom will do... LOL. And as far as treasures Santa certainly didn't forget them .. And.....awww, we have each other, and we are grateful to finally be in a place we can call home after all our troubles and moving, in a neighborhood full of caring, loving families that have welcomed us with open arms.

Hmmm... it's not so quiet here now, there is the faint sound of my youngest walking towards my room looking for me.....Here we go! :) Merry Christmas all!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

AND THE WINNER IS...............

AUDREY! I put 1 - 6 into and #5 came up. CONGRATS Audrey. Please send me your address to You have won some shiny new stuff!! Some jewel brads and some glitter brads.. Maybe these can help sparkle up some New Years Eve layouts!!
Also, check out those awesome tags made by Dawn! some great xmas tags made by Dawn. THANKS TO EVERYBODY FOR COMING BY TO SEE OUR CARD MONTH CRAFTS. THANKS FOR COMMENTING TOO. We here at Serenity Scrappers wish all of you a Joyous holiday!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Back to card month we go........

Good morning everyone. First of all, big props to Dawn and her wall art!! Amazing work!! Here are two more cards we did in the swap. Don't look too closely at the first one, embossing is NOT my strong suit!! LOL. The first one is done with little punched out leaves. The woman that prepared the card said she punched out hundreds of leaves, it took her forever! It came out so cute and so easy to put together. I hope everyone is done shopping!!! Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Hi, sorry such a late post, I actually started this, then I had to walk away for a sec, 7 hrs. ago.. lol and never got back to it till now.. LOL Any..way...

These AMAZING wall hangings by Dawn. I wanted to get this up before Christmas. I've seen these in person and WOW they really are gorgeous. Dawn made the black framed one for herself and the other from her mom. This is so beautiful in fact, that I ran across the street with paper in hand asking her to cut the scallops for me from her Silhouette... LOL. I just HAVE to make one for myself. Within an hour Dawn had cut all the pieces from the Silhouette and I had cut all the other pieces using her paper trimmer! Now hopefully I can begin my construction tonight! There are a few more things that go into this piece, so I will take pictures along the way.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Hiya folks. Here are two xmas cards I did for Dawn and Laurie. I was cruisin' around the digistamps sites and just HAD to get this one. He's just soooo dang cute.. LOL. I colored them with COPICS. I really need to get practicing. I don't use them as much as I'd like to, but did my best. I kept the card itself pretty simple, layering some papers and using some SU stamps. I'm working on one now for another friend of ours Susan. I found this awsome Holly Fairy digi I will use. I'll get that up asap. Have a good one!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Non Traditional Christmas Card

Here is how the conversation went. I asked my son what his teacher's favorite animal was. I said pick one from one of my Cricut Cartridges and I will make him a card for Christmas. He said his favorite is the shark. He loves, loves sharks. I said, I don't think that will make such a great Christmas card. He said, put a Santa hat on him. So that is what I did. Here is the finished project, lol!! Shark cut from Life's a Beach and Santa hat from Everyday Paper Dolls!! Too funny!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

OUR WINNER IS..................

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER !! It's our #6 commenter Carri of Way to GO! Just email me your address and I'll get your stamp set off to you!

Thanks for comming by to visit and comment!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Fun Christmas Cards and the Giveway

Good Friday morning! I hope everyone had a great and productive week. I was busy working on my son's project that is due today. Didn't get much else done! I need to get on the Christmas shopping!!

Here are two cards we did in the shoebox swap we did about a month back. I loved both of the them. The snowman comes from our friend Susan and I am not sure where the second came from. I love the look of both of them. Unfortunately we don't have any details as the cards were already pre-cut and put into a baggie and we just put them together.

Here is the give away. Another Martha Stewart stamp set. How fun is this! All you have to do is comment, that is it!! Good luck and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011


I was looking through my stash of card that I've gotten from different swaps looking for a friend card for a friend that has been terrific to me lately and I came across these two that I liked. The green one was done by a friend of ours Tara who is a Stampin' Up rep. I like her simple, but very pretty layout. I think this is a great layout for just about any subject card. The other is from Jen of This is a fantastic card too. I just love the little butterfly and all the faux stitching. Great job ladies! Our Christmas giveway is well underway. Last week we said we would start with counting the comments today. So make your comment today AND tomorrow for two chances to win our fun giveway! We will have a picture up tomorrow of the prize.

Monday, December 12, 2011


This is a fantastic Santa Christmas card that dawn did. I LOVE it. Here are the deets:

Kraft card stock
Embossed wreath from stash (Noni's!)
Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder
Aleenes Glitter Snow
Coloring: Copics
Stamp: Crafty Secrets Stamps
Bow: LCI Paper

Saturday, December 10, 2011

WE HAVE A WINNER................

Good morning! I hope you got some scrapping in last nigh! I started on my Christmas cards and got 16 done, but I have enough cut out for 40, so that is half the battle. Dawn and I were texting while scraping last night, as she called it, we were virtually crafting. She too was working on her cards. Kel was working on some beautiful homemade garland made out of fabric. I can't wait to see that finished.

Our winner this week is Luanne. Luanne, please email me your address, and I will get the stamp set out to you. Thanks for becoming a follower as well! We hope you stay around!!

Next week, we will be counting comments from both Thursday and Friday so your name will be entered twice. The following week it will be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!


Friday, December 9, 2011

My Christmas Card Finally - and a GIVEAWAY

Happy, happy Friday!! I am sooo happy its Friday and I finally came up with my Christmas card. I wanted to make it simple so I could just whip them up. I used Kraft cardstock as the base and and red and green card stock. Snowflake cuttlebug folder for the red and the trees are cut on core'dinations paper using the Designer Calendar cartridge. I then sanded the trees to give them a worn look. A strip of Christmas paper from my stash, ink it up and a stamp from my stash too and it's done. Oh yeah and some bling (Kel's idea, thanks, Kel!)

Kel and I are feeling very generous and trying to get into the Christmas spirit, so we thought a giveway would help us. ALL you have to do is comment on this post that is it! Easy right!! We figure everyone is so busy this time of year, we wanted to make it easy for you. We will pick a winner on You will win this awesome stamp set. It is from Inkadinkado and it has 15 stamps. I also have this set and LOVE it.

Good luck and stayed tuned for next week's giveaway. We will give you two chances to win!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Hello Scrappers! Here is a cute Bday card that my sister-in-law sent me. I love the warm fall colors she used! It's simple and pretty. I love the flower she use, it's 3-d, and it looks so real!. She knows that after I showcase this card for a while on my counter that I will nicely pull it apart and "re-scrap" the embellies! We have fun sending cards back and forth with embellies of previous cards we've sent each other. In fact, I'm pretty sure that's MY ribbon! LOL.

GIVEAWAY ! Don't forget to comment here on Fridays! We will have a another clear stamp set to giveaway to a lucky commenter! Laurie will give more details with her post tomorrow along with a picture of the stamps!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Here is a great masculine card Dawn did for her brother. My husband loves to fish, so I really really like this card. It also inspires me to use my striped paper. I've got tons and I never use it. Great faux stitching too!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Cards, cards and more cards - Feliz Navidad

Happy Tuesday!!! This month is just flying by. I hope everyone is doing ok with their Christmas shopping and of course card making!!

I made this card for my mother-in-law. She lives in El Salvador, so I mailed this about about a week ago, as it will take at least three weeks to get to her.

I used the Doodlecharms Cartridge for the trees and presents. I had some star stickers in my stash that I added to the tree. I have a StampingUP stamp set that I used for the Feliz Navidad stamp. This was an easy one to put together!
I stickled up the star to give it some shine. I went over the Feliz Navid with a glitter pen.

I am still in search of the perfect card to make for my Christmas cards this year. I am having a tough, tough time!!

Have a terrific Tuesday!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

More Cards - Window Christmas card

Good morning everyone! I am trying to figure out what my Christmas card will be this year. I am not having luck with this year's card.

Here is the card I did. I used the Martha Stewart punch around the page scalloped square punch. I just used scraps for the strips of paper on the bottom. I used and Fiskar's snowflake border bunch and some red and white twine.

The stamp is from my stash. I pop dotted the Christmas Tree's. Trees are cut from the Designer Calendar cartridge.

Here is a picture of the inside of the card.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Monday!

Sunday, December 4, 2011


I put 1 - 6 into and got #4! So.....Congrats to Sandy O who was the fourth to comment, she won the Martha Christmas Clear Stamp Set! Please go and visit this gals blog. Her talents with paper are amazing! Thanks for playing along everyone. You can find her here... Paper Transformer

I hope everybody has a great Sunday, Thanks for all the comments this past week, and we'll see you tomorrow a.m. with some more cards!

Friday, December 2, 2011


Hello, I'm sorry I'm so late in posting. Anyhow, here is a fun fold card that I did with Laurie! She had given me that one for my birthday and I just LOVED it and thought we could do some fun Christmas themed cards with the same style. This one i chose pinks. I cuttlebugged the inside greeting background, I inked it and added a sentiment. These are easy, fun and different! NOW KEEP READING TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN WIN A GREAT STAMP SET.....
This Martha Stuart Clear Stamp Set could be won! Each Friday until Christmas, we will feature a new prize to be given away. All you have to do is leave a comment on the post each Friday or Saturday and Sunday we will pick a winner! EASY PEASY. Here is the first prize.. comment on the card above and you're entered!

Thursday, December 1, 2011


WELCOME TO CARD MONTH. We have decided to dedicate December to card making. We are excited too, that along the way we will have some challenges and PRIZES ! So make sure you check us out from time to time. Here is a Waterfall card I did in a Christmas theme. I saw a tutorial on youtube and thought I'd give it a try. I feel bad that I don't remember where. I'm sure if you guys and gals search "Waterfall card" you'll find it. It's pretty cool, you pull the bottom and it flips over and over until you reach the greeting! It's pretty simple. You need a good ruler and a scor pal or bone folder and you're on your way!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


This is an AMAZING canvas that Dawn did for her brother. I just LOVE the colors and the papers. I think that is quite a catch he's got there. I am digging the embellies of the canoe, the fly, pole and the worms! Too cute! What a spectacular gift Dawn has made here, just fantastic!


Here is a Baby Girl wall hanging Dawn did that started with a kit from Kellers Creations. Dawn added some special touches of her own. The bright pinks, greens and oranges are just awesome together. I just love this for a gift idea!

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Here is a gorgeous card that Dawn did for me for my birthday. I'm such a lover of lighthouses and the beach. Our family spends a lot of time up north in Maine by the coast, so this was a perfect image to put on my bday card. I think the colors are spectac! and I love the little flowers. Thanks so much Dawn.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy Thanksgiving from our families to all of yours! Have a wonderful day!

Banner made using Thanksgiving Dinner kit from SVGCuts

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy day after Kel's birthday and day before Thanksgiving!!

As promised here is the card I made for Kelly. I stepped so far out of my box, I wasn't sure where I was. I saw a tutorial on line and said over and over in my head,I can do this. Here is the link, Those that know me, know measuring is NOT my strong point. Actually it's no point for me. But I kept saying I can do it and I did (I won't tell you how long it took me, but I did it).

Two of Kelly's most favorite things are coffee and music. So I wanted to incorporate both int he card. So I cut the coffee mug out and then I used my Tim Holtz music folder for two pieces as well. If haven't already guess Kelly's favorite color is purple. Believe or not this card fits into a normal size envelope. I tried to get a normal shot of the card, but that didn't work out so well.

Here is the card opened up in all its purple glory.

Under the 22 I used the Tim Holtz music folder and inked it up and put the #22 over it.

Here is how small the card actually is.

We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Happy Birthday!!!

Good morning Bloggers!! Happy Tuesday and Happy Birthday to one of my nearest and dearest friends, Kelly!! Woohoo. How does it feel to be 21?

Kel and I have been friends since Freshman year in High School and we have been through a lot together. Kel is an amazing person, strong woman, awesome Mom and a true friend. She is the first person to make you laugh! Her sense of humor always keeps us going.

So here is to you my friend. Have a wonderful day!!

I will show you ladies the card I made for her tomorrow as she hasn't seen it yet! Have a great day and make sure you say Happy Birthday to Kelly!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Outside the Layout Day 2

Good morning fellow bloggers! Hope all is well I can't believe Thanksgiving is Thursday. Wow this month flew by.

Here is a project that my son did on Sir Isaac Newton. We started with a shoe box and then our imaginations just ran. We cut out the trees from the Cricut and the "Sir Isaac Newton" doll was cut out from the Cricut. See the Cricut is not just for scrapbooking and cards. I was so happy to show this to my hubby and prove that the Cricut is a wonderful tool, lol.

We found a chipboard like ornament and my son painted it red. He came up with the clever idea to write the formula around the apple (the teacher thought that was a great idea).

My hubby and son came up with the idea to have the apple fall. The stuck a toothpick in the top of the box and when you pulled the toothpick out the apple fell.

We also used some patterned paper for the grass as well as for the clouds in the back ground. It really was a fun and easy project.

Notice to the right of the project it the card Dawn made us for Halloween, didn't plan that, lol!!

Have a great day.